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- Publication Date: April 17, 2015
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Lies Come True (The Avery Hart Trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition
"Bones Don't Lie" by Melinda Leigh
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I did, however have a few issues with some of the character's dialog. In these instances, the novel can use another round of editing. These are just a few examples. The dialog between characters is kind of "clunky". On page 231 author starts various characters talking among themselves, but the reader doesn't know who's talking until the next page. And by then the reader is so confused, she misses the point of the dialog. Or the author will imply a certain character is talking; but by the middle of the page, a different character is talking with no intro to this character and no indication a different character is talking. I found this very frustrating.
On page 234 the reader thinks the only people in the room are Avery, Fiona and Noah. Toward the end of the page, reader discovers Owen is there too. This is a simple example of the "clunky" dialog but in this case, the dialog is easy to follow despite this editing flaw. There are more examples where the number of characters interacting and the "clunkiness" of the dialog is extremely confusing.
On page 253 one of the characters is speaking. Is it Noah, Ken, or January? It's not clear. Reader has to analyse who's talking, and the reader shouldn't have to do that. This takes away from enjoyment in the novel. Also, with all this tangled dialog, reader doesn't get a clear picture of each character. Each's personality and verbal image is lost amid the jumbled dialogs. BTW it was Noah speaking---after careful analysis. The reader shouldn't have to do that. The novel is for entertainment, not deductive analysis. If I'd wanted that, I would pick up Jean Paul Sartre's "Being and Nothingness".
I don't mean to pick apart Ms. O'Brien's terrific novel. Just to point out the dialog needs another round of editing. If not for this imperfection, I would have rated it a "5".
I recommend this novel. It's a great psychological drama and police procedural. Just keep your "thinking cap" nearby.
Please be aware this is a Trilogy . You're left hanging to read the next book to find out what continues to happen and hopefully to an ending with the the third ( hopefully ).
Being one not to usually read ongoing books like this because I'd rather have one book ends with just that. One book. But I'm off to the second one. I've got to know what happens with these characters I've come to know!
This book, in particular also brings up a deep psychological question that some of us have faced: what if we told the truth and people STILL thought we were lying? What if our truth was a lie and our lies were the truth?
You don't want to skip on this fresh take on mystery!